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The Natural Baths, Buxton

15th August 2013

 

Buxton is a natural Spa where there are pure mineral water springs and there are thermal springs which come from the ground at a constant temperature of 82 degrees Farenheit.   For this reason, the town was known to the Romans as  Aquae Arnemetia, (“the waters of the Goddess of the Grove”).

During Victorian times, a building to house the natural  Baths was built on the site of the original Roman baths.  This building, The Natural Mineral Baths was built by Henry Currey (1820-1900) in 1851-3.    The building is being renovated and will form part of the Spa Pool and treatment rooms of the new hotel which is expected to open in 2014.

Buxton Natural baths

 

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